D-Day still touches nerve

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Sitting in the choppy waters of the English Channel the day before D-Day, 20-year-old Pvt. James R. Lambeth wondered what would happen on the beaches of Normandy.

“We had no idea what we were getting into,” recalled Lambeth, who was born in Spring Creek, in Phelps County just east of Fort Leonard Wood.“I’d never seen combat before, and had no idea what it would be like.”


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